Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/22/17: Smackdown Live Uncasville Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live Recap for the week.

This week Smackdown Live was live in Uncasville, Connecticut. The AJ Styles and Shane McMahon feud continues heading into Wrestlemania 33. WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions American Alpha defended their titles against The Usos. The Miz and Maryse presented Total Bellas Bull****, a parody show making fun of John Cena and Nikki Bella's Total Bellas Show. Baron Corbin battled #1 Contender Randy Orton in a one on one match. John Cena battled Fandango in a one on one match. Becky Lynch battled Carmella in one on one Women's Division action.

** Smackdown Live **

- Backstage, Daniel Bryan gets interrupted by AJ Styles. Styles asks where Shane McMahon is. Bryan says if it was up to him Styles would still be fired. Bryan then informs Styles that Shane is on his way to the arena tonight. Styles says he's going to attack Shane again when he arrives.

- AJ Styles Promo: Styles talks about attacking Shane McMahon last week and accepts Shane's challenge to a Wrestlemania 33 match. Styles says that if you thought his attack on Shane was bad last week, tonight will be phenomenally worse.

- Backstage, Daniel Bryan is on the phone with Shane McMahon. Bryan warns Shane of AJ Styles' intentions. Shane says not to worry, he has a plan. Baron Corbin interrupts and is wondering if Dean Ambrose accepted his Wrestlemania 33 challenge. Bryan says Ambrose hasn't been seen in two weeks and then books Corbin in a match tonight against Randy Orton.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Match": American Alpha (c) vs. The Usos: The match closes out with Jordan stopping double Uso Splashes and then Jordan and Gable hit Grand Amplitude on Jey. Jimmy stops the pinfall, but gets planted with a Jordan belly to belly on the floor. Jey sends Jordan off the apron as Gable hits a moonsault. Gable gets clotheslined over the barricade as Jordan tries to take control and help Gable. Back in the ring, Jordan gets double teamed and then ends up eating an Uso Kick. The Usos score the pinfall and walk out the new tag team champions. 
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.

- Backstage, Luke Harper claims that Randy Orton opened Pandora's Box when he burned Sister Abigail's bones. Harper plans on facing and destroying WWE World Heavyweight Champion Bray Wyatt next week.

- Total Bellas Bull****: Maryse is dressed as the Bellas and mocks their "Brie Mode" and "Fearless" sayings. The Miz shows up dressed as John Cena and reminds "Nikki" of the John Cena Rules of the house she's broken and fakes her out on marriage proposals.

- Baron Corbin vs. Randy Orton: The match closes out with Orton hitting the draping DDT and goes for the RKO. Corbin blocks and hits Deep Six for a near fall. Dean Ambrose suddenly arrives on a forklift and distracts Corbin. Orton hits the RKO and scores the pinfall. After the match, Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Corbin and then accepts Corbin's Wrestlemania 33 challenge.
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Randy Orton talks Bray Wyatt when the lights begin to flicker. An army of Wyatt followers in sheep masks attack and beat down Orton. Bray Wyatt appears and tells Orton that destroying Sister Abigail has made Bray stronger than he's ever imagined. Bray sings "Whole World In His Hands" as The Wyatt Followers hold Orton down.

- Fandango vs. John Cena: The match closes out with Cena dropping the Five Knuckle Shuffle when Tyler Breeze, who's dressed in drag as Nikki Bella tries to attack Cena. Nikki Bella makes the save and spears Breeze. Cena hits the AA on Fandango as Nikki hits Rack Attack on Breeze. Cena locks Fandango in the STF submission as Nikki locks Breeze in the Fearless STF submission. Both Fandango and Breeze tap out together.
Winner: John Cena, by submission.

- Becky Lynch vs. Carmella: The match closes out with both James Ellsworth and Nattie Neidhart getting involved and getting Carmella DQ'ed. After the match, Nattie drops Becky and unloads. Mickie James and Alexa Bliss hit the ring next and a brawl breaks out. Becky flies off the top rope and takes out Ellsworth after Carmella shoved him into the line of fire. Mickie hits a Mick Kick and then Alexa drops Mickie.
Winner: Becky Lynch, by DQ.

- Total Bellas Bull****: We return to The Miz and Maryse's Total Bellas parody show. The Miz dressed as John Cena and Maryse dressed as Nikki Bella give us a tour of their house. "Cena" gives us the rules of the house, yells at "Nikki" for trying to use him to get a WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship victory while they are on camera and fakes out "Nikki" with more marriage proposals.

- Backstage, a limo pulls into the garage and the door opens. AJ Styles goes to attack, but stops as its Rhyno and Heath Slater who emerge from the limo.

- Shane McMahon Promo: While AJ Styles is waiting for Shane McMahon to arrive, Shane has already snuck into the arena and heads to the ring. Shane says that Styles could've come to Shane and talked to him like a man, but he chose to attack him and made the problem worse. Shane says Styles is waiting for him...well here he is. Shane calls out Styles as Styles is informed in the parking garage that Shane is already here and calling Styles out. Styles hesitates before he makes the walk to the ring. Styles heads to the ring and says that he wants to apologize to Shane and Shane isn't anything like the rest of the McMahon family. Shane immediately attacks and unloads punches on Styles, sending him falling to the floor.
Styles grabs Shane outside and suplexes Shane into the barricade. Styles takes apart the announcers table, but then gets back body dropped on the floor by Shane. Shane hits Styles with a tv monitor then lays Styles on the announcers table. Shane goes to the top rope and hits the leaping elbow all the way to the announcers table and puts himself and Styles through the table. Shane finally gets back to his feet, looks down at an unconscious Styles and then points to the Wrestlemania banner to end Smackdown Live.

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